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septic tank installationBefore septic tank installation can start, you need to secure the necessary permits. This is a task that should be done by your septic contractor. If he fails to do it, you might find yourself having to tear out the tank and pay a hefty fine.

Once the permits are in hand, septic tank installation will proceed as follows:

  • Surveying the area. The contractor will do topographical surveys of the area and create a blueprint plan of the project to ensure proper positioning of the system.
  • Site preparation and excavation. This includes hauling in gravel and sand for the drain field.
  • Stubbing the plumbing out. This refers to plumbing already in position, but it has been capped at specific points waiting for the fixtures to be installed. During this step, the contractor can connect the drain from your home to the septic tank. If there is a sink or toilet in your basement, you’ll need a sump pump.
  • Installing the tank. When the drain field is ready, the tank can then be installed.
  • Connecting the plumbing to the tank. The pipes that run from the indoor plumbing system out to the tank will be connected and then sealed to prevent leaks. Also, to prevent too much water from pooling, drainage pipes will be connected. Lastly, the septic tank installation will be tested to make sure it is working properly.

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